“The Lost Boys” Becoming a CW Series

bloody disgusting - Fri, 08/19/2016 - 01:42

It’s been announced that CW will be adapting the 1987 vampire horror film The Lost Boys into a TV series. Rob Thomas, the creator of “Veronica Mars” and “iZombie”, will be acting as showrunner, according to Vulture.

Per Deadline, the show is being eyed as a seven-season run, with each season representing a full decade. The first season will supposedly take place in 1967 and the only characters that will progress from one season to the next will be the vampires who, obviously, don’t age.

The original film starred Kiefer Sutherland, Jason Patric, Corey Feldman, Corey Haim, and, perhaps most importantly, Tim Cappello. Y’know, this guy.

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There’s Going to Be a ‘Godzilla’ Anime

bloody disgusting - Fri, 08/19/2016 - 01:02

Godzilla: Resurgence launched last month in Japan and it seems that Toho is not happy with it being the 29th film in the franchise. Nope, they want a nice round “30” when it comes to the giant lizard, which is why in 2017 we’re going to see a Godzilla anime.

Earlier today, an official Japanese website launched that offers basically nothing in terms of information or visuals, aside from seeing a spaceship and three people in spacesuits overlooking a gorgeous vista. Aside from that, nada.

The movie will be made by both Toho and Polygon Pictures, the latter of whom specializes in 3D CGI films, much like what Resident Evil: Degeneration looks like. They worked on projects such as Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence, Lollipop Chainsaw, “Star Wars: The Clone Wars”, “Knights of Sidonia”, and more.

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Latest American Horror Story ?6 Promo Draws Rings Around the Others

Dread Central - Thu, 08/18/2016 - 20:33

Someone call Mel Gibson… this latest promo for “American Horror Story” Season 6 shows “Signs” of an alien invasion.  Check out teaser number… 15? 16? 37? 252?  We’ve lost count, but this one draws rings around its competition!  Don’t look up!

“American Horror Story” kicks off its sixth chapter on FX on Wednesday, September 14, at 10 PM ET/PT.

The returning stars for Season 6 are expected to include Kathy Bates, Denis O’Hare, Angela Bassett, Sarah Paulson, Evan Peters, Finn Wittrock, Cheyenne Jackson, Wes Bentley, Lady Gaga, Leslie Jordan, and Matt Bomer. Cuba Gooding, Jr., is rumored to be on-set as well.

For more info visit the “American Horror Story” Facebook page, and follow @AHSFX on Twitter along with “American Horror Story” on FX.

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Toho Animates Godzilla

Dread Central - Thu, 08/18/2016 - 20:08

The purveyor of all that is Godzilla, August Ragone, just pointed out that after recently registering the domain Godzilla-Anime.com, Toho has just announced its upcoming animated feature, simply titled Godzilla. Curious that they didn’t opt for Gojira, but hey, we ain’t complaining!

Toho Animation is preparing this animated feature for theatrical release sometime next year via Polygon Pictures (Star Wars: The Clone Wars). It will be co-directed by Kobun Shizuno (Detective Conan, Knights of Sidonia) and CG director Hiroyuki Seshita (the Final Fantasy movie franchise, Ajin: Demi-Human). Gen Urobuchi (Psycho-Pass, Gargantia) will write from his own concept.

No story details are available at press time, but the teaser image below seems to showcase what could be a futuristic setting. Stay tuned.

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WORLD OF DEATH EP4 – “Marsupials” / “Dead Crossing”

bloody disgusting - Thu, 08/18/2016 - 20:00

After reading the comments on episode 3 I am pleased to see that it looks to be our best received episode to date. World of Death has been live for two weeks now and I can happily say that we’re off to a solid start! People’s opinions stretch from one side of the spectrum to the next, but overall it looks like everyone has found enjoyment out of one or more WOD short film. But for those of you in the audience who are looking for something specific, let us know what it is! With over 250 short films to currently choose from, and an ever-growing catalog, there truly is something for every horror fan in World of Death. And if you don’t see something you like, go out and make a short horror film and submit it to be a part of WOD. I receive new submissions on a daily basis and would love to see people create new movies inspired by the creation of our World of Death community.

Remember, World of Death is a forum for independent filmmakers, whether they’re new to the game or seasoned professionals, to showcase their creativity. You never know which WOD’er will be tomorrow’s James Wan, Ti West, or Fede Alvarez. So continue to watch, support, and enjoy all that World of Death has to offer.

If you read my post about episode 3 you will know how excited I am about presenting episode 4 to horror fans out there. First up, we have “Marsupials”, an animated short helmed by Australian Nathan Armstrong. This is quite possibly the most fucked up cartoon I’ve ever seen and am damn proud to include it in WOD. You’ve never seen the Outback portrayed like this!

Second up is “Dead Crossing”, the first short film from rising star Gigi Saul Guerrero. Gigi’s Luchagore team wowed audiences around the festival circuit last year with their tremendous short film “El Gigante”, which helped line up a feature project they are currently working on. A mover and a shaker, Gigi is certainly a horror director to keep an eye on folks, but for right now, check out her early work to see where it all started.

World of Death is the web series that fans of independent horror have been waiting for.  Featuring short horror films from all over the globe created by the largest variety of talent that a collection has ever been able to boast, WOD provides plenty of blood, guts, screams and laughs for all fans of the macabre.  And with episodes averaging around eight minutes in length, WOD is the perfect entertainment for a fan base constantly on the go.  Watch it anywhere, at any time, for FREE! New episodes premiere every Monday and Thursday at 7pm CST.

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The Lost Boys Are Found on The CW

Dread Central - Thu, 08/18/2016 - 19:08

Well… can’t exactly say we didn’t see this one coming given the defanging of “The Vampire Diaries.” According to Deadline, The CW has landed “The Lost Boys,” a series adaptation of the iconic 1987 Warner Bros. horror comedy movie from “Veronica Mars” and “iZombie” creator Rob Thomas, Gulfstream TV, and Warner Bros. Television.

Written by Thomas, “The Lost Boys” series re-imagines the cult Joel Schumacher film, which starred Jason Patric, Kiefer Sutherland, Jami Gertz, Corey Haim, and Corey Feldman.

Envisioned for a seven-season run, it will tell a story spanning 70 years, each season chronicling a decade. Season 1 will be set in San Francisco during the Summer of Love, 1967. Each season the humans, the setting, the antagonist, and the story all change — only the vampires, our Lost Boys, who like the Peter Pan characters never grow up, remain the same.

The project, which will explore what it really means to be immortal, is executive produced by Thomas via Spondoolie Productions, his frequent collaborators Danielle Stokdyk and Dan Etheridge, as well as Gulfstream principals Mike Karz and Bill Bindley.

It was Gulfstream’s idea to remake “The Lost Boys” into a TV series through the company’s overall deal with WBTV. Thomas, who also is under an overall deal at WBTV, came on board and came up with the new take on the movie that was pitched and landed at The CW in a competitive situation, with two networks pursuing.

Gulfstream Television head Juliana Janes, who was instrumental in putting the project together, will oversee for the company.

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Rainn Wilson to Beat Off a Giant Shark in Meg

Dread Central - Thu, 08/18/2016 - 18:50

More casting news is here for Jon Turteltaub’s Meg, an adaptation of Steve Alten’s killer shark novel; and the cast continues to fill out. According to Deadline Rainn Wilson is the next actor on the menu

Warner Bros’ horror-adventure film centers on a huge shark from another time that wreaks havoc off the coast of present-day China. Wilson will play Jack Morris, a tech billionaire who funds an underwater observation program that unwittingly unleashes the Carcharodon megalodon – a 70-foot, 40-ton prehistoric cousin of the great white.

Jason Statham will portray a former Naval captain and expert deep-sea diver who’s recruited for a likely suicide mission — even though he faced the predator years before and was forced to abort his mission and abandon half his crew. Fan Bingbing, and Ruby Rose co-star.

Gravity Pictures will distribute the film in China, while Warner Bros. handles the pic throughout the rest of the world. Lorenzo di Bonaventura, Belle Avery, and Colin Wilson are producing. Executive producers are Wei Wayne Jiang, Barrie M. Osborne, Randy Greenberg, and Gerald R. Molen.

Look for Meg on March 2, 2018.

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Drink Up a Sneak Peek of Fear the Walking Dead Episode 2.08 – Grotesque

Dread Central - Thu, 08/18/2016 - 18:14

We’re just days away from the return of “Fear the Walking Dead” to AMC, and it looks like they’re trying to mix things up a bit during Season 2B by splitting up the family members we’ve been following thus far.  One of the show’s most polarizing characters, Nick, is off on his own, embracing his inner zombie down in Mexico… here’s a sneak peek from Episode 2.08, “Grotesque,” in which he finds more than he bargained for on an abandoned road.

“Fear the Walking Dead” is executive produced by showrunner Dave Erickson, Robert Kirkman, Gale Anne Hurd, Greg Nicotero, and David Alpert and stars Kim Dickens as Madison, Cliff Curtis as Travis, Frank Dillane as Nick, Alycia Debnam-Carey as Alicia, Ruben Blades as Daniel, Mercedes Mason as Ofelia, Lorenzo James Henrie as Chris, and Colman Domingo as Strand. Newcomers include Danay Garcia as Luciana and Alfredo Herrera as Francisco.

“Fear the Walking Dead” Episode 2.08 – “Grotesque” (8/21/16):
Nick’s steadfast search for answers leads him into a deadly dog-eat-dog landscape. A dark piece of his past is uncovered.

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More Behind-the-Scenes Images of the Cast of Stephen King’s It

Dread Central - Thu, 08/18/2016 - 17:31

If you head on over and visit our friends at Lilja’s Library, they’re rocking a copious amount of imagery of the cast of Andy Muschietti’s take on Stephen King’s It. Read on for the goods!

Check out one photo below, and click here for the full bounty! Hi ho, Silver! AWAY!

Jaeden Lieberher, Finn Wolfhard, Nicholas Hamilton, Jack Dylan Grazer, Wyatt Oleff, Chosen Jacobs, and Jeremy Ray Taylor play the Losers’ Club, seven kids who are terrorized by Pennywise (Bill Skarsgard). In addition, creature performer Javier Botet has signed on as The Leper, and Owen Teague plays Patrick Hocksetter, part of a group of bullies who torment the Losers’ Club.

Andy Muschietti directs from a screenplay by Gary Dauberman and Chase Palmer. Dan Lin, Roy Lee, Seth Grahame-Smith, David Katzenberg, and Barbara Muschietti produce. The story will be spread across two films.

Synopsis:
In a small town in Maine, seven children known as The Losers’ Club come face to face with life problems, bullies, and a monster that takes the shape of a clown called Pennywise.

And here’s a lightened version so you can better see the costume.

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The Purge: Election Year Heads Home in October

Dread Central - Thu, 08/18/2016 - 16:19

All crime was once again legalized in this summer’s The Purge: Election Year (review), and if you missed it on the big screen, you’ll be happy to know that the franchise’s third installment is already headed home in just over a month. On October 4th, the film will get a standalone release and will be included in a special Purge 3-pack.

The Purge: Election Year Blu-ray/DVD/Digital HD combo pack will include deleted scenes and two featurettes: “Inside The Purge” and “Character Spotlight: Leo.”

Below you’ll find the home video trailer and the art for both releases from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment!

Synopsis:
It’s been two years since Leo Barnes (Frank Grillo) stopped himself from a regrettable act of revenge on Purge Night. Now serving as head of security for Senator Charlie Roan (Elizabeth Mitchell), his mission is to protect her in a run for President and survive the annual ritual that targets the poor and innocent. But when a betrayal forces them onto the streets of D.C. on the one night when no help is available, they must stay alive until dawn… or both be sacrificed for their sins against the state.

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Jeff Katz Talks Planned Sleepaway Camp Reboot

Dread Central - Thu, 08/18/2016 - 15:56

Back in 2013 it was announced that former New Line exec Jeff Katz was intent on remaking slasher classic Sleepaway Camp, with plans to produce alongside star Felissa Rose and Robert Hiltzik, writer/director of the original film. What’s the latest on that project? We’ve got an exciting update today!

Speaking with The Movie Crypt, Katz just revealed that his take on Sleepaway Camp is actually a sequel to the original, rather than a remake of it. The film will pick up in the present day and find Angela locked away in Smith’s Grove Sanitarium. Of course, she eventually escapes, seeking refuge at Camp Arawak.

The plan is for Felissa Rose to reprise the iconic role.

You resolve her character while setting up the events of the new movie, which are tied directly to her and in a way which allows you to honor the original but spin off in an entirely new direction,” described Katz, suggesting that the film would serve as both a direct sequel and a fresh new reboot.

Katz says that production will begin as soon as a deal is made.

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Metallica Releases Brand New Song: Announce New Album!

bloody disgusting - Thu, 08/18/2016 - 15:56

Thrash/heavy metal titans Metallica have just released a brand new song titled “Hardwired”, which comes from their upcoming album Hardwired…To Self-Destruct. The new album, their 11th studio album, will be released on November 18th via Blackened Records.

“Hardwired” is a throwback to the almost punk thrash influences from their early releases. It’s fast, it’s frantic, and it’s put a huge fucking smile on my face!

Hardwired…To Self Destruct will be released as a double album. The full track list can be seen below.

Pre-orders for Hardwired…To Self Destruct are available through Metallica.com.

Disc One
Hardwired
Atlas, Rise!
Now That We’re Dead
Moth Into Flame
Am I Savage?
Halo On Fire

Disc Two
Confusion
Dream No More
ManUNkind
Here Comes Revenge
Murder One
Spit Out The Bone

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Face VR Zombies This Month in Daylight’s End

Dread Central - Thu, 08/18/2016 - 15:45

Zombies have taken over almost every single medium known to man thus far, so it was only a matter of time before they also conquered the realm of VR! The upcoming film Daylight’s End will arrive in theaters on August 26, and a VR edition will be available on the same day.

From the Press Release:
Groove Jones – the Dallas-based virtual reality (VR) studio specializing in the production of 360º commercials and virtual reality – along with DAYLIGHT’S END’s theatrical director and writer, announces the planned release of a VR Edition of the film in conjunction with the theatrical release of the movie when it hits theaters on August 26th.

This is the first time a movie has been simultaneously released in theaters, as a digital download on iTunes, and as a VR experience. The movie will be available on all major VR platforms, including the HTC Vive and Samsung Gear VR. The VR chapter of the film was directed by Dale Carman, Partner & Executive Creative Director (ECD) of Groove Jones.

“We think VR is a powerful storytelling medium, and we knew this movie had the right elements to show it off,” said Carman. “It was an amazing shoot, and we know that people will want to see what we created. Once movie audiences get the full VR experience, we believe this will be the first of many for the industry.”

DAYLIGHT’S END was shot in Dallas and points ranging from East Texas to the West Texas town of Rio (pop. 3) along the famed Route 66. The film is a hard driving action-horror-thriller starring Johnny Strong (THE FAST AND THE FURIOUS, BLACK HAWK DOWN), Lance Henriksen (ALIEN, TERMINATOR), and Louis Mandylor (MY BIG FAT GREEK WEDDING, SINNERS AND SAINTS). The movie focuses on a rogue drifter who’s on a vengeful hunt, years after a mysterious plague has devastated the planet and turned most of humanity into blood-hungry creatures.

The cast and crew of the movie DAYLIGHT’S END regrouped to shoot some special scenes recently in Dallas. These scenes will appear in the VR Edition of the film. Carman collaborated with both William Kaufman (THE PRODIGY, SINNERS AND SAINTS, and THE HIT LIST), the DAYLIGHT’S END’s theatrical director, and Chad Law (THE HIT LIST, ISOLATION, and 6 BULLETS), the writer of the film, on post-production of the VR Edition.

“Seeing what Dale pulled off with this shoot in 360º turned out to be a great experience. He comes with a long resume of directing VR productions and really understands what will and will not work,” Kaufman said. “The look and feel and energy falls right in line with the film.”

Chad Law wrote the story for the VR vignette, in which movie fans will be able to recognize some friendly and unfriendly faces. The VR chapter is a prequel storyline that stars Johnny Strong, returning as “Thomas Rourke,” the dark and dangerous anti-hero in the feature film.

The scene also features the work of noted industry Stunt Coordinator Clayton Barber, who helped the actors with physical scenes that included escaping the undead for both the movie and the VR release. The VR Edition scenes were shot with the Jaunt ONE camera system, which includes 24 separate camera lenses to capture the 360º action.

Groove Jones leveraged their GrooveTech™ platform for the experience that works across all VR devices. The technology allows for the rapid development of VR applications that can utilize HD stereo video content in a 3D environment as well as real-time rendered objects within a 360º space. Several of Groove Jones’ commercial clients have licensed this technology for their brand activations. Leveraging this technology reduced the development time and allowed the team to focus on the story and creative.

“We are thrilled that we were able to get the theatrical team together for this VR experience,” said Carman. “Being agile and forward-thinking, we’ve pulled off something that everyone talks about, but rarely delivers.”

The VR Edition will be released on August 26th, the same day that the film is released in theaters. For more information visit daylightsendmovie.com and  groovejones.com.

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Gamescom 2016: Stunning BioShock Remastered Comparison Trailer

Dread Central - Thu, 08/18/2016 - 15:37

It’s common these days for a remastered edition of a game to be barely distinguishable from the original version, but as we’ve seen in the Gamescom BioShock Collection comparison trailer, the visual improvements are very much on display everywhere you look.

BioShock: The Collection Remastered Comparison Trailer:
It’s Rapture and Columbia like you’ve never seen them before! Experience the opening of BioShock fully remastered in all its glory, and see how your favorite locations are remastered for current-gen consoles in BioShock: The Collection.

Revisit the depths of Rapture, sail through Columbia, and experience a never-before-seen video series with commentary from Ken Levine. All three BioShock games, complete with all single-player DLC, are fully remastered for current-gen consoles in BioShock: The Collection. Available 16 September 2016 on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.

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‘Blade Runner’ Laughing All the Way to the Bank

bloody disgusting - Thu, 08/18/2016 - 15:16

If the awful Suicide Squad taught us one thing, it’s that Jared Leto is still an awesome actor (I’ll fight you!). Sure, he’s no Heath Ledger, but I loved his interpretation of The Joker. And thus, I will continue my excitement for any role he’s attached to, including the next Blade Runner.

The Domino dropped when they announced that Ryan Gosling would star with Harrison Ford returning to his role as Rick Deckard.

Then shit really got real when they cast Robin Wright, best remembered as the beauty in The Princess Bride, and now playing the powerful and gorgeous First Lady in Netflix’s blockbuster series “House of Cards”.

It only got better from there, stringing together monstrous name including Dave BautistaKnock Knock‘s Ana de Armas, Dutch actress Sylvia Hoeks and even Carla Juri of Wetlands.

Then, another one of the best actresses on television was announced  as part of this Ridley Scott film: Mackenzie Davis, who starred in Scott’s The Martian, as well as AMC’s astounding tech drama “Halt and Catch Fire”.

Sicario and Prisoners director Denis Villeneuve helming the sequel, set several decades after the original. It is written by Hampton Fancher and Michael Green, and succeeds the initial story by Fancher and David Peoples based on Philip K. Dick’s novel “Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep.”

An October 6, 2017 release is planned through Warner Bros.

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[Exhumed & Exonerated] ‘The Ugly’ (1997)

bloody disgusting - Thu, 08/18/2016 - 13:01

Every decade has its ups and downs when it comes to cinema, no matter the genre.  Horror fans love to loft on high the output of the ‘30s & ‘40s, the ‘70s & ‘80s, and the more recent decades.  More often than not, however, the 1990s are labeled as the worst decade for the genre.  Not only that, but ‘90s horror tends to be written off as a whole, beyond a handful of undisputed classics.  The purpose of Exhumed & Exonerated: The ‘90s Horror Project, is to refute those accusations by highlighting numerous gems from the decade.  Stone cold classics will be tackled in this column from time to time, but its main purpose will be to seek out lesser-known and/or less-loved titles that I think deserve more attention and respect from fans.  Let the mayhem begin!

The Ugly

Directed by Scott Reynolds
Screenplay by Scott Reynolds
Produced by Jonathan Dowling
Starring Paolo Rotondo, Rebecca Hobbs, Roy Ward, Paul Glover, Cristopher Graham, Jennifer Ward-Lealand, Caelem Pope, Vanessa Byrnes, Cath McWhirter, and Darien Takle
Released on May 1, 1998 (U.S. release)

Fresh off a career-making case, psychiatrist Dr. Karen Shumaker (Rebecca Hobbs) is sent to a scrappy asylum in Auckland, New Zealand to evaluate an inmate. That inmate, serial killer Simon Cartwright (Paolo Rotondo), has requested a re-evaluation of his mental state. Claiming that he has been cured, Simon wants a court hearing and he has specifically requested Dr. Shumaker to perform his re-evaluation. Shumaker soon finds herself in over her head as Simon’s mindgames and charismatic nature begin to take their toll. Has he been cured? Is he still insane? Or is there something even more sinister at play?

New Zealand horror is probably best known for the early films of Peter Jackson, particularly the likes of Bad Taste and Dead Alive (aka Braindead). It is also a genre-filmmaking industry that has roared back to life in recent years, with the likes of What We Do in the Shadows, Housebound, Deathgasm, Black Sheep, and more pouring out of the country and delighting horror fans around the globe. There have been others, of course, from 1984’s Death Warmed Up and 1985’s The Lost Tribe to 1993’s Jack Be Nimble and 2000’s Karl Urban-starring The Irrefutable Truth About Demons. And, of course, 1997’s The Ugly!

While the set-up of this is very Thomas Harris-y, early ‘90s “psychological thriller” territory, the film never really lives within that domain. Sure, we get hefty glimpses of Simon’s past that inform the man he has ultimately become, but the heart of the film is very much rooted within Simon himself. The title, if you’re curious, hails from Simone’s favorite book as a child: The Ugly Duckling. After a rather damaging (both physically and emotionally) run-in with some neighborhood bullies, the book is destroyed and Simone is left with a title page that is half-missing. Hence “The Ugly”, which also doubles as Simon’s name for his murderous alter-ego.

Speaking of killer instincts, The Ugly is not interested in building a mindless killing machine or a mugging malevolent baddie for the audience. Instead, it carefully spends its time letting Simon’s charms work on you and juxtaposing them with a background just tragic enough to make you feel a little sorry for him. Think less Hannibal Lecter and more Norman Bates. Not that there’s anything wrong with the former, mind you, but this just isn’t that kind of film.

Clearly crafted on a low budget, writer/director Reynolds actually uses that to the film’s advantage. What the film lacks in resources, it makes up for in style and intensity. There’s a frenetic energy to the proceedings, particularly the kills shown in the flashbacks, that is often lacking in this particular subgenre. This is conveyed through a variety of methods, from the music to hyperactive camerawork to its vibrant color palette (particularly the supremely black-ish blood).

Not simply content to let the performances (all of which are good, especially the two leads) carry the film, Reynolds set out to make the visuals match them. When Simon is depressed and falls into self-loathing, the film itself looks and feels sad. When he is in the midst of an adrenaline-fueled killing spree, the movie feels like someone drove a needle into its heart, Pulp Fiction-style.

There are some supernatural elements at play, primarily when it comes to “The Visitors”. You see, Simon’s victims continue to haunt him after their death. They appear as ghoulish bleeding corpses that taunt him to continue his murderous ways. The film also hints at times that Simon might have some psychic abilities. None of this is ever really made clear, however, so it’s ultimately up to the viewer to decide whether these elements are “real” within the story itself or simple a byproduct of Simon’s psychosis.

Looking into Reynolds’ work in preparation for this entry, I was disappointed to see that he hasn’t made many films since this feature-length debut. He has only made two features since, neither of which I have seen (although that will be rectified). Given the creativity and style on display here, it’s a shame that he hasn’t worked regularly in the (almost) two decades since The Ugly was released.

The Ugly is probably best known for being showcased in a horror film documentary 15 years ago titled Boogeymen: The Killer Compilation. While it naturally showcased the adventures of Freddy, Chucky, Pinhead, Leatherface, etc., it also managed to highlight a few less-celebrated fright flicks like The Guardian, The Dentist, Wishmaster, and…of course…The Ugly. That’s where I became aware of this underseen gem and tracked it down quickly afterwards. It’s been a favorite ever since.

High on style, packed with violence, and topped off with some great performances, The Ugly deserves a much wider audience and positive reception than it has been given to date. While some of the films I have showcased in the column so far have been more endearing in terms of their entertainment factor than actually quality, Scott Reynolds’ The Ugly is a legitimately good movie. Seek it out!

Up Next: Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer (1990)

Previously On…
Species | Mute Witness | Popcorn | Wishmaster | Alien 3 | Cast A Deadly Spell
Disturbing Behavior | The Sect | The Addams Family | The Ugly

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‘Found Footage 3D’ Poster Puts On the Classic Red and Blue Glasses (Exclusive)

bloody disgusting - Thu, 08/18/2016 - 13:01

Steven DeGennaro’s Found Footage 3D is set to make its World Premiere at the upcoming Bruce Campbell Horror Film Festival this coming Saturday, August 20th @10PM.

In the film, a group of low-budget filmmakers sets out to make “the first 3D found footage horror film,” but find themselves *in* the first 3D found footage horror film when the evil entity from their movie escapes into their behind-the-scenes footage.

The first trailer was released last week and is pretty meta, taking loving jabs at many of the sub genre’s cliches. Now, check out the official festival poster, which is exclusive to Bloody Disgusting.

Carter Roy, Alena von Stroheim, Chris O’Brien, Tom Saporito, Scott Allen Perry, Jessica Perrin, and Scott Weinberg star.

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Latest “American Horror Story” Promo Revisits the Previous Seasons

bloody disgusting - Thu, 08/18/2016 - 12:25

“Murder. Madness. Magic. Misfits. Mayhem… Mystery?”

The latest promo for “American Horror Story ?6“ takes a look back at the anthology format of the previous five seasons, before blasting a collage of the previous released promos for this mysterious season.

Related: Remember That “American Horror Story” Fan Theory? Turns Out It’s Right

Recently, FX CEO John Landgraf explained that with the six teasers, “One is accurate; all the rest are misdirect.” He continued, “We decided, Ryan and I and [marketing president] Stephanie Gibbons, that it would be really fun this year… to keep it a mystery. There is a theme and a setting and a place and time, but we’re not going to reveal it,” per IndieWire.

Sarah Paulson joins Lady Gaga, Kathy Bates, Cuba Gooding Jr., and Romika Annabell Osorio. We’re still waiting to hear if Angela Bassett, Denis O’Hare, Matt Bomer, Wes Bentley, Cheyenne Jackson or Finn Wittrock will return.

[Related] 9 Actual People that Inspired “American Horror Story”

“American Horror Story” returns to FX on September 14th.

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‘The Neighbor’ Also Moving into the UK (Images)

bloody disgusting - Thu, 08/18/2016 - 11:28

Marcus Dunstan and Patrick Melton’s latest genre offering, The Neighbor, a crime thriller that reunites them with The Collector producers Brett Forbes and Patrick Rizotti, and star Josh Stewart, is moving into the UK.

While the U.S. gets to see the film on September 6, it will arrive in UK cinemas and on VOD September 16 with a DVD release slated for October 31. Check out some new imagery to go along the UK poster and quad.

The Neighbor, directed by Dunstan from a screenplay he co-wrote with Melton, is a crime thriller set in Mississippi where a man who discovers the dark truth about his secretive neighbor and what, or who, he may be keeping in the cellar.

Josh Stewart, who also starred in the duo’s The Collection, leads with Melissa Bolona (Shark Lake), Alex Essoe (Starry Eyes), Bill Engvall, Ronnie Blevins (Fear, Inc, Seven Psychopaths), Jaqueline Fleming and Luke Edwards (“True Detective”).

In this exclusive clip, Dunstan channels his inner Hitchcock while giving homage to Rear Window. Essoe, spying on her neighbor (Engvall), catches him murdering someone. Scared already, she’s shocked to realize that he sees her!

“’The Neighbor’ takes place in the small town of Cutter, Mississippi, where most people keep to themselves. But when John (Josh Stewart) comes home to find his girlfriend Rosie (Alex Essoe) missing, he suspects his mysterious and off-putting neighbor (Bill Engvall) is somehow involved. John learns that Rosie’s life is not all that is at stake after a visit to his neighbor’s cellar. It becomes clear that the seemingly quiet town is more dangerous than it looks, and John and Rosie must do more than just run away if they want to survive the night.”

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You Can Vote For ‘The Purge: Election Year’ This October

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While full details are forthcoming, Universal Home Entertainment will release The Purge: Election Year (read our review) on home video October 4th. The next chapter occurs over 12 hours of annual lawlessness sanctioned by the New Founders of America to keep this country great.

In The Purge: Election Year, it’s been two years since Leo Barnes (Frank Grillo) stopped himself from a regrettable act of revenge on Purge Night. Now serving as head of security for Senator Charlie Roan (Elizabeth Mitchell), his mission is to protect her in a run for president and survive the annual ritual that targets the poor and innocent. But when a betrayal forces them onto the streets of D.C. on the one night when no help is available, they must stay alive until dawn…or both be sacrificed for their sins against the state.

[Related Post] The Purge: Election Year Trailer Gets Political!

James DeMonaco directs The Purge: Election Year with returning producers Blumhouse Productions (Insidious, Ouija) and Platinum Dunes (Friday the 13th, A Nightmare On Elm Street, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre) aboard once again.

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